I specialize in aligning realistic, attainable and actionable paths forward for families that proactively reduce conflict and re-establish consistency as well as calm for kiddos. Most often, I work with co-parents individually, both parents within a co-parenting partnership and/or all parties involved in a co-parenting dynamic.
I’m a certified comprehensive family mediator (which also makes me a certified family relations mediator), pre-mediation coach, New Ways for Families coach and co-parenting coach.
Those who work with me often mention that I’m soft-spoken, and get things done.
Holding safe spaces for my clients to be themselves is integral to my work. I will seek to understand as well as accommodate each person’s unique needs so that they can come to the table at their most comfortable. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective. I’m culturally humble and actively seek continuous formal and humanistic education with regards to diversity and inclusion. I’m an ally across many spectrums.
My role is to guide folks, and facilitate conversations that help to figure out the unfigureoutable.
I began my career at assault services, and throughout the past two decades, I’ve been fortunate to have led a wide variety of local, regional, domestic and international teams towards the elevation of support and equity for those navigating challenging circumstances inclusive but not limited to: mental illness, family violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, substance use/misuse, homelessness, poverty, crisis and trauma.
At the heart of the matter, I’m focused on your kiddos, and removing obstacles from your path.
I’ve experienced the best and the worst of co-parenting challenges, family dynamic professionals, family law professionals and the family law system as a child and as an adult. Personal and professional lived experience fuels me to help folks bring the opportunity for peace into the sunlight.
I’m an unapologetic nerd who trains with prolific professionals and renowned educational institutions.
I’ve been educated by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Alberta, The Justice Institute of British Columbia, The Crisis and Trauma Institute, The Institute of Child Psychology, University of Michigan, Government of British Columbia, and the High Conflict Institute (directly by Bill Eddy LCSW, Esq.) amongst a plethora of others.
I qualify as a mediator under s.4 of the FLA (Family Law Act) in BC. I’m a member of the Family Mediation Canada, Hear the Child Society, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, The High Conflict Institute, and The Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario amongst others.
Reach out! I’d love to hear from you. Let’s find real solutions that really work for you and your family.